William Breen: Made with Love - Art Collector

William Breen, Polly, 2012, oil on canvas, detail, 244 x 107cm. Courtesy: the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

In this new body of works William Breen explores the streets of Fitzroy, capturing the early morning light and the instantly recognisable graffitied walls of the area in his meticulous oil paintings. While each painting is devoid of people, there is always some evidence of activity- a bike chained up, a door ajar, a glowing neon OPEN light. In capturing and recontextualising this urban landscape in a gallery setting, Breen is also capturing a social and cultural moment, making further intervention and change impossible. Framing this moment in time, the stillness and quietude expresses both a moment of significance and the promise of possibility.

Opening: 2pm Saturday 27 October 2012
Exhibition closes: 10 November 2012
Location: Flinders Lane Gallery, 137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact: 03 9654 3332
Email: info@flg.com.au

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